The University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. This accreditation will again be conducted in the year 2012. Good reviews, rankings, awards are given to the university which include the Arizona State Quality Award given in 1998 and the Western Cooperative for Education Telecommunications WOW Award in 2005.
It was in the year 1989 that the University established the online campus. The online program makes it possible for students and even adults to attend classes at a location that one finds most convenient. Online classes are designed to meet the needs of busy adults who find it hard to balance other demands, work, and education. With a wide range of online courses and online degrees to choose from, having the same built and quality as those campus programs, students are surely given the education that they need. The online program as well provides easy access to resources such as the University Library, Center for Mathematics Excellence, and the Center for Writing Excellence. Online programs include Master’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Associate’s Degree, Individual Courses, Certificate Programs, Continuing Teacher Education, and Professional Development Programs.
Admissions vary on Undergraduate applicants, those taking Master’s degrees, and those taking Doctoral degrees. Tuition depends on the program and number of credits taken by the student. The university makes it easier for one to pay his or her tuition through different options of payment which include financial aid whether it is in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships.